Explore stable (balanced) and unstable systems, using counter-weighing to change the center of mass of the systems. Explore two classes of motion – spinning and rolling – first through trial and error, and later through systematic explorations. Begin to develop a sense of variables, which you control to produce desired outcomes.
During this session, students will investigate the workings of the human body. Hands-on activities will guide toward a better understanding of the organs and systems that make this incredible machine work.
The construction and testing of model bridges promote the study and application of fundamental principles of physics and also helps students develop “hands on” skills through bridge construction. By participating in the Bridge Building Challenge, students get a flavor of what it is to be an Engineer, designing structures to a set of specifications and then seeing them perform their function.
Engineering is Elementary – developed by the Museum of Science, Boston.
Jacob and India are in California and they get to help create a stage show about bubbles for an amusement park! Kids will explore how bubbles behave and investigate the properties of different materials as they engineer all kinds of bubble wands. The unit wraps up with a Bubble Bonanza Showcase where kids demonstrate their creations.
C.S.I. for the Small Fry: “The Case of the Missing Meat”
This is a scenario based unit. Students will investigate who stole the meat from Billy the Butcher. Students will be introduced to the suspects and evidence. We will then figure out which suspect stole the meat by examining paw prints, hair samples, teeth analysis and more.